Godzilla vs. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2 Review

Writer:  Cullen Bunn
Art: Freddie Williams II and Andrew Dalhouse
Letters: Johanna Nattalie
Publisher: Boom! Studios and IDW Comics
Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 27th, 2022

With the Green Ranger captured, it’s the other Rangers to the rescue in Godzilla vs. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2!  Rita Repulsa and Planet X’s Supreme Commander have joined forces,  Godzilla is attacking everyone, swarms of UFOs from Planet X fill the skies, and not only our Earth is in danger, the whole multiverse is doomed.  Even a Megazord may not be able to save it!

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The Story

Godzilla vs. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2 begins with a massive battle between Godzilla and the remaining Power Rangers’ Megazord.  It’s a great fight, reminiscent of the old “Ultraman” episodes, as the Voltron-style Megazord uses all its weaponry and brute force against Godzilla.   Adding another layer to the battle are the UFOs from Planet X, which seize the opportunity to take out a weakened Godzilla for good.

It’s a usual plot device for stories where two big properties meet and fight, neither opponent understanding who the other is.  The Power Rangers, seeing Godzilla taking down the Green Ranger, assume Godzilla is one of Rita Repulsa’s creatures.  And Godzilla?  He’s just fed up with everyone’s garbage, and he’s wanting to tear everyone apart.  Go go Godzilla! In addition to the many action scenes this issue, we get a deeper look into the uneasy alliance between Rita Repulsa and Planet X’s Supreme Commander.

The Supreme Commander’s goals are much smaller than Rita’s.  Where Rita wants to conquer the whole multiverse, the Supreme Commander just wants to mine all of Earth’s resources to take back to his world.   The two are an interesting contrast, with Rita’s loudness, quick temper and impulsive decisions a stark contrast to the Supreme Commander’s quieter, calmer, more cerebral approach. We get to see the Rangers in and out of costume throughout the issue, including one fun scene where they hijack a damaged Planet X UFO and clumsily fly it to the mothership.

All of Rita’s gang of beasts are here too.  It’s one of the best things about the Power Rangers universe, the seemingly infinite number of bizarre creatures and monsters that populate it.  In this issue alone, there are enough creatures to fill a fairly hefty encyclopedia with descriptions of all of them.  I love the variety in their designs, including the liberal use of colors throughout.  How great would it be if some of these characters popped up in a Mortal Kombat game?  I have dibs on Scorpina!

The Art

I loved the unique and eye-popping art of Freddie Williams II on Godzilla vs. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2. I’ve never seen a style quite like his, it’s very detailed yet simultaneously a bit sketchy too.  The characters (including the Power Rangers themselves) are drawn in an exaggerated over-expressive way, but it fits for this universe. Godzilla’s scales and form look like they were carved from granite.  There’s a rough sheen to his look. When Godzilla fires his blasts, or the Power Rangers use their Megazord sword, the glow from them lights up the panels. It’s beautiful work and I’d love to see him do an issue (or many issues) of a superhero book in the future.

Final Thoughts

Godzilla vs. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2 is incredibly fun, with a lot of action and great art. Both the Power Rangers and Godzilla are treated well throughout the issue, and we even get a surprise appearance by one of Godzilla’s past foes towards the end of the issue.  Highly recommended.




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